Welcome to my June garden! There is much to see this spring with lots of blooms everywhere. With a slow start this year there was even more anticipation than ever and now the gardens are alive with color. Come along and walk with me.
|Salvia May Night|
Here is the local bumble bee enjoying the nectar of the May Night Salvia. It took me a while to get this photo for bumble bees do not pose but I got it!
|Viburnum 'Summer Snowflake'|
The 'Summer Snowflake' Viburnum are starting to flower and will continue to do so throughout the season.
|Daylily 'Stella D Oro'|
The Daylilies are late opening this year but this lone flower popped open just in time for Bloom Day. I am enjoying my newest camera with a 45x zoom lens to get these close ups.
The tour wouldn't be the same without a visit to the garden gal and boy. The Sedum ground cover should be blooming in front of them soon.
|Double Knock Out Rose (Pink)|
The Pink Knock Out Roses are blooming all at once after the heavy rains we have been getting recently...
Here is my Spirea 'Limemound'. I love it for its colorful foliage all summer and for its delicate pink blooms.
Around the side of the property is this 'Patriot' Hosta. Apparently it is very happy in its location. I have always thought of 'Patriots' as being slow growing...but not this one!
The Nepeta 'Walker's Low' are doing very well this year with all the spring showers we have been getting. You can see it here in the backdrop on the right.
Here is another view of the lamppost garden with Golden Oriental Spruce, Barberry and Nepeta.
New to the garden this year is a new cultivar of Spirea called Double Play 'Big Bang' and it certainly lives up to its name! I am so thrilled with this new plant with both its foliage and robust blooms unlike any Spirea I have ever seen. It is like a light show of color.
Thank you for visiting my June
garden. I will be sure to visit you as well. After a long and difficult winter
the garden is alive and I am enjoying it every moment I can. It has been a busy time for my husband and I but after this post I will be retiring from 32 years of teaching (and he from 31 years). We are both looking forward to enjoying more quiet time in the solitude of our gardens and I will have more time to keep up on the garden tasks which I love. Please stop by and visit our
hostess Carol at May Dreams
Gardens to see
what others have blooming in their gardens. Happy Garden Blogger's Bloom
Author: Lee@A Guide To Northeastern Gardening, Copyright 2013. All rights reserved
|Hosta, Salvia May Night and Lamb's Ear|
and the Salvia 'Maynight' and Stachys (Lamb's Ear) is flourishing as well.
|Double Knock Out Rose (Pink) and Nepeta|
Here are my Red Double Knock Outs along with Nepeta 'Walkers Low'.
|Poolscape with Western Arborvitae in Backdrop|
After the storm (Hurricane Sandy) we lost the White Pines behind the pool waterfall and had to replace them. I went with 12-14 foot Western Arborvitae which gave us an instant screening and we are happy that the garden is now restored. It was heartbreaking to have to rip out those majestic trees but they had been declining for some time and the winds and salts had wiped them out. After quite the day getting the new trees in all is good and the garden is back to normal again.
|Poolscape in June|
|Spirea 'Limemound' Bloom|
Back around to the patio area by the house is the perennial garden. The Lamb's Ear and Salvia are blooming with the Astilbe and Daylilies close behind.
The grasses are Sedum are flourishing as well due to the extra rain we have been getting.
Back around to the front yard gardens there is a huge Blue Atlas Cedar surrounded by Juniperus 'Gold Lace' and a combination of Heuchera-'Palace Purple' and 'Caramel'. New cultivars of Heuchera keep coming out and I am enjoying having them in the gardens, especially the 'Caramel' which even takes the sun.
|'Yaku Jima' Maiden Grasses in Sunny Section of Garden|
|Hakonechloa Macra (Golden Japanese Forest Grass)|
|Gold Lace Juniper and Heuchera|
|Driveway Garden Planting Full View|
|Spirea Double Play 'Big Bang' Bloom|
|Spirea Double Play 'Big Bang' June Foliage|
And As Always...Happy Gardening!